Social Skills Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library


To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Email: steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu
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Books

Videos

 

Books

Attainment's community success: An illustrated guide to community access. Jo Reynolds; editor. Verona, Wis.: Attainment Co., c1997. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 3004 R463a 1997.

-Reproducible encyclopedia of community-based social skills. 60 commonplace community activities like using restrooms, crossing streets and shopping at a department store are illustrated step by step.

Enhancing everyday communication for children with disabilities. Jeff Sigafoos, et al. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 2006. Call number: Disabilities- PROF WS 350.6 S574e 2006

-This concise, strategy-filled guidebook is the perfect introduction to improving the communication of children with moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities. It is the key to effective, positive interactions between children with disabilities and all of their communicative partners.

Everyday social interaction: A program for people with disabilities. Vivienne C. Riches; 2nd ed. Baltimore: P.H. Brookes Pub., c1996. Call number: Disabilitites-FAM HV 1568.3 R529e 1996.

-Provides information on how to teach interactive social skills, and including routines and helpful training strategies.

It's so much work to be your friend: Helping the child with learning disabilities find social success. Richard D. Lavoie. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005. Call number: Disabilities- FAM HQ 783 L329i 2005.

- Offers practical strategies to help learning disabled children ages six through seventeen navigate the treacherous social waters of their school, home, and community. Provides proven methods for helping the child through almost any social situation.

Job-related social skills: A curriculum for adolescents with special needs. Marjorie Montague, Kathryn A. Lund.  Ann Arbor, MI: Exceptional Innovations, c1991. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HD 7252 M759j 1991.

-Designed to help adolescents with special needs develop the interpersonal skills needed to hold a job.

Learning to get along: Social effectiveness training for people with developmental disabilities. Donald A. Jackson. Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, c1991. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 1570 L438 1991.

-Discusses the study and teaching of social skills to those with developmental disabilities.

People skills for young adults. Marianna Csoti. London; Philadelphia: J. Kingsley Publishers, 2000. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HQ 799.7 C958p 2000.

-This book describes a course entitled, People skills for young adults. It consists of three parts. Part one focuses on friendships, part two on interpersonal skills, and part three on assertiveness and counseling skills. It suggests tasks and role-plays for the class to complete.

Promoting social success: A curriculum for children with special needs. Gary N. Siperstein and Emily Paige Rickards. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2004.  Call number: Disabilities-PROF HQ 783 S618p 2004.

-Developed by elementary school teachers, this curriculum focuses on improving the social skills of students with mild to moderate disabilities and their peers. It includes 66 activity-based lessons on social skills. Understanding and coping with anger, interpreting body language, and the ups and downs of friendship are examples of some of the topics.

Reaching out, joining in: Teaching social skills to young children with autism. Mary Jane Weiss, Sandra L. Harris. 1st ed. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2001.  Call number: Disabilitites-FAM WM 203.5 G475r 2001.

-This book shows parents and professionals how to help young children with autism develop social behaviors.

Ready-to-use social skills lessons & activities for grades 4-6. Ruth Weltmann Begun, editor. West Nyack, N.Y.: Center for Applied Research in Education, c1996. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HQ 783 R287 1996.

-Designed to help classroom teachers and specialists teach appropriate behavioral skills to students of all ability levels.

Ready-to-use social skills lessons & activities for grades 7-12. Ruth Weltmann Begun, editor. West Nyack, N.Y.: Center for Applied Research in Education, c1996. Call number: Disabilities-PR HQ 783 R2873 1996.

-Designed to help classroom teachers and specialists teach appropriate behavioral skills to students of all ability levels.

Relationship development intervention with children, adolescents and adults: Social and emotional development activities for Asperger syndrome, autism, PDD and NLD. Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 G984r 2002.

-This manual describes activities designed to enhance the social skills of younger children, between the ages of two and eight. Includes objectives and information on evaluating progress for parents and teachers.

Relationship development intervention with young children: Social and emotional development activities for Asperger syndrome, autism, PDD and NLD. Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely. Publisher London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.

-This manual describes activities designed to enhance the social skills of younger children, between the ages of two and eight. Includes objectives and information on evaluating progress for parents and teachers.

Skillstreaming the adolescent (kit). Arnold P. Goldstein; Ellen McGinnis. Champaign, ILL.: Research Press, c1997. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION WS 463 G624s 1997.

-Program for teaching prosocial skills. Skill cards list the steps needed to successfully perform each of the 50 prosocial skills outlined in skillstreaming the adolescent.

Social skills for severely retarded adults: An inventory and training program. Sandra E. McClennen, Ronald R. Hoekstra, James E. Bryan. Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, c1980. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HV 3004 M164s 1980.

-This program targets the development in severely retarded adults of certain skills and behaviors in a social atmosphere.

Social skills on the job (kit): A transition to the workplace. American Guidance Service. Circle Pines, MN: AGS, c1997. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HD 7252 S678 1997.

-This practical, easy-to-use curriculum features a variety of interactive materials that provide a natural bridge between school and the workplace.

Social skills picture book: Teaching communication, play and emotion. Jed Baker. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc., c2001.  Call number: Disabilitites-FAM WM 203.5 B167s 2001.

-Seeing is learning. Dr. Jed Baker embraces this philosophy in this a dynamic teaching tool that engages the attention and motivation of students who need a little extra help learning appropriate social skills by using pictures of children mastering skills such as communication, play, emotion, and empathy.

Teaching occupational social skills. Nick Elksnin and Linda K. Elksnin.  Austin, Tex: PRO-ED, c1998. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HQ 783 E42t 1998.

-Vocational education.

Teaching social competence to youth and adults with developmental disabilities: A comprehensive program. Donald A. Jackson, Nancy F. Jackson, Marcia L. Bennett. Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, c1998. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HV 1570.5 .U65 J12t 1998.

-This book provides all of the materials and procedures needed to implement an effective social skills training program in a variety of settings.

The tough kid social skills book. Susan M. Sheridan. Longmont, CO: Sopris West, 1997. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION LB 3013 S552t 1997.

-Focuses on teaching social skills to the student who displays excesses in noncompliance and aggression and deficits in self- management.

The Walker social skills curriculum: The ACCESS program, adolescent curriculum for communication and effective social skills. Hill M. Walker. Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, c1988. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION LC 4019 W177 1988.

- Designed for use with mildly or moderately handicapped students to improve the social competence levels of adolescent students in middle and high school.

 

Videos

Being with people (video). James Stanfield. Santa Barbara, Calif.: James Stanfield Co., c1990. (8 cassettes) Call number: Disabilities-AV HM 132 B422 1990.

-Social skills training for persons with special needs
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Fitting in and having fun (video). Fryeburg, ME: T.D. Social Skills, c2003. (30 min.) Call number: Disabilities-AV WS 105.5.I5 F547 2003.

-Features real life social situations reenacted by children. It breaks down complex social interactions by showing the consequences, both positive and negative, attached to how the child interacts with others and how they choose to respond in social situations. It will make them aware of other people's perspectives in the exchange by showing what each person is thinking during the social interaction. The program highlights what they can do differently to affect a better outcome.

I belong out there (video): Finding fun and friendship in the community. Columbus, Ohio: Irene M. Ward & Associates, c1995. (48 min., 40 sec.) Call number: Disabilities-AV QT 250 I11 1995.

-Encourages individuals with disabilities to develop social skills and find recreational activities in which they might enjoy participating.

Last one picked-- first one picked on (video). Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.; developed and presented by Richard D. Lavoie; Parent's version. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, c1994. (62 min.) Call number: Disabilities-AV WS 105.5 .D3 L349 1994.

-This video provides parents with information and guidance related to the development of social competence for children and youths with learning disabilities.

Learning disabilities and social skills with Richard Lavoie: A teacher's guide (video). Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1994.  (68 min.) Call number: Disabilities-AV WS 105.5 .D3 L3491 1994.

-Addresses the social problems that children with learning disabilities face, and offers some practical solutions for teachers.

Let's play: Video-modeling for play and social interaction skills (video). Watch Me Learn, c2007. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 203.5 L649 2007.

-Features play and socialization skills including: coloring, Simon Says, ring around the rosey, and outdoor play. Depicts acclaimed standards of child development and communication through play.

New beginning: Basic life skills video-modeling (video). Watch Me Learn, c2007. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 203.5 N532 2007.

-Features basic communication and socialization skills. These skills include object naming and identification, greetings, simple games like stacking blocks, duck-duck goose, and story time.

Teaching social competence (video): Social skills and academic success. Dennis R. Knapczyk and Paul G. Rodes. Verona, Wisc.: IEP Resources: Attainment Company, 2001. (20 min.)  Call number: Disabilities-AV HM 299 K67t 2001.

-Inadequate social skills make for lonely and unhappy students, and also have a measurable impact on academic achievement. Three students are profiled who have social skill deficits, with suggestions on how to deal with them and improve their social skills and grades.



 


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